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Friday, June 21, 2013

French boys aren't all romantic

There is a mythology out there that French boys are so romantic.  Really, it seems more like people get caught up in visiting Paris, and are open to new experiences.  Seeing the lights from the top of the Eiffel Tower is surely impressive, seeing the with someone you're attracted to is certainly romantic - unless you just had a fight about finding the place - then it's just impressive, but not romantic.  In any case, this young French woman living in Paris, studying Japanese has a great deal to say about this.  I think she's cute and funny.  She's also the same girl from the post titled "Be Happy As A Single."  Here, she basically tells us that a jerk is a jerk in any language.  Her faith in people is sweet, naive, and slightly misplaced - which only adds to her charm.  She seems open and friendly - but even if you aren't, jerks are still jerks and some will try with anyone.  I like her.  :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hoarding is now considered a mental disorder according to DSM 5

Every few years the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual gets a new edition.  This is actually a good thing.  For hoarding, a new classification as a mental disorder elevates the difficulty people have been experiencing.  At one time it would have just been considered that the person hoarding is lazy and dirty.  However, experience with hoarding has taught people more about it.  It does come with negatives. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Let's bring back The Dating Game! (And forget The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.)

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The Bachelor and The Bachelorette sequester men and women from their friends and families for weeks on end.  The locales are straight from fantasy.  Most people will never go there.  The stakes are high and the course is set for engagement at the end of a short and intense time period.  And it's totally fake.  Instead, I'd like for us to bring back The Dating Game!  Why?